I’m experimenting with something new, and this week all my musings are focused on a trio of characters and a situation from my Exerverse setting. Next week will feature a different overarching theme.
"Open up, ya need to eat." He weakly touched his snout. "I'm... exed?" Ruth lifted a spoon of broth. "Yup. Welcome to the zoo."
Wiith the gusto of a five year-old possum girl, Molly climbed high into the tree. "Come up!" Tim baulked. "Try! Use your new tail!"
Ruth lit the lamp and soft kerosene light filled the kitchen. "Humans? Ain't many left. Mostly Exers like Molly, you and me now."
Tim tugged his union suit. "I feel silly." Ruth pointed to her suit's backflap, and her hanging tail. "This is handy, possum-boy."
He studied his old human face on the ID card. "We ain't cute, as exers go," Ruth said. "But if I squint you ain't half bad."
"Come hang!" Molly laughed. "It's good for the soul," Ruth smiled. His tail hooked the branch. Swaying upended, they became a family
Tim looked nervous. "I've got a, weird, double thing down there." Ruth's laugh was unexpected. "Hon, possums are double lovers!"
Walking to Tim through grass covered in morning dew, Ruth hugged him. Molly groaned at the sight, lifting her pole. "Come on, can we get to catfishin'?"
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